Charity WaterAid found Ethiopia leads the world in scarcity of toilet with 93 percent of Africa’s second-most populous nation coming up short on a toilet.

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Rather individuals must defecate in the open or unsafe lavatories, which results in spreading diseases.

The report, released ahead of the UN’s yearly World Toilet Day, found that 2.3 billion individuals overall do not have a toilet at home, including 620 million schoolchildren.

“This is just appalling because this not only threatens their health and education and safety, but it also threatens their future,” said WaterAid’s campaign director Savio Carvalho.Image result for toilet

The absence of toilets can have serious deadly results, especially for students.

Almost 140,000 students are killed by diarrhea and different sicknesses every year, while another 289,000 children dies from illness caused by poor sanitation before they even enter a classroom, the report said.

Situated in the drought prone area of Africa, Ethiopia has seen its economy develop at a portion of the landmass’ fastest rates as of late, yet still battles with poverty.

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